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August 12, 2008

Save Truman neighborhood

The Truman Historical Neighborhood in Independence was placed on the 2008 List of 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites by the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation. Unfortunately, this is not the first time it has made the list.

The neighborhood is a wonderful asset to our community and our state. It should not be allowed to deteriorate or be divided in any way for use other than as a historic residential neighborhood.

The city of Independence and its citizens should pull together to draft measures to ensure the continued viability of this property.

To read the full story, please go to the Alliance’s Web site: www.preservemo. org/2008MostEndangered.html

I propose that every step be taken, whether by law or ordinance, to assure that the neighborhood never makes this list again.

Julie Peters Jones


Stifled Freedom

Its one city council vote from being demolished by developers wanting to put in a strip mall and a grocery store.

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